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Step into West End and you are instantly taken back in time. Beautifully restored and renovated old buildings among tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks, testify to the historical importance of this district that was established in 1872. Apart from the ancient buildings whose architecture never ceases to marvel, the district also has museums, amazing stores and delicious restaurants. Host to various events throughout the year, West End is definitely a hit amongst visitors and has something to offer for every individual!
When you are in Dallas, a visit to the Grassy Knoll is a must in order to pay homage to President John F. Kennedy. The Grassy Knoll is close to the spot where JFK's car had stopped when he was shot. This spot has gone down in history and is marked with an "x" on the street. Though, it is a sorrowful reminder of a sad day in the history of America, it is here that you can pay your respects to the departed president.
Rising to a height of 921 feet (280.7 meters) over the surrounding Dallas metropolitan area, Bank of America Plaza is the tallest building within the city. The third largest building in Texas, this iconic skyscraper was completed in 1985, featuring 72 floors of office space within its modernist glass and steel structure. Recent renovations have seen two miles of green argon lighting replaced by energy efficient LEDs, allowing this landmark to shine brightly in the night sky with its contemporary illuminated design.
Located in the historic district on the west end of Downtown, this cabin is dwarfed by the towering skyscrapers that surround it. This cabin is actually a recreation of the actual one-room cabin built by Dallas founding father John Neely Bryan. John Neely Bryan Cabin stands alone, much like the original cabin must have stood on the plains of the fledgling city of Dallas.
A great testament to urban redevelopment and creating green-space within a city, the Belo Garden is a public park, open for all to enjoy. The former parking lot is now a lively hub of activity in the city and offers a great place to rejuvenate, relax, pursue fitness goals or simply enjoy nature in an urban environment. Especially popular with kids, is the interactive fountain where kids can play and socialize. With a lovely nod to the local flora and landscape, the Texas Grove is a sight to see in the autumn with it's dramatic oranges and golds, and the little gardens populated with local flora interspersed around the park are a lovely place to relax. If you'd like to enjoy a little quiet time and take a break from the chaos, stop by the park and enjoy the greenery in the heart of Dallas.
Virtually unchanged from the time of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, this historic site is a tragic reminder of one of the most shocking and difficult times in American history. The landmark district, which includes the Dealey Plaza as well as the Texas School Book Depository, is one of Dallas's most important historical landmarks. You'll feel like you've stepped through time as you walk around the area, as the skyscrapers form a modern backdrop, chronicling the years gone past. Visitors can visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to learn more about the tragic event.
This is a permanent exhibition of the tragic events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza opened in 1989 and is located in the Texas School Book Depository building, the site from where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot the President. Displays include a moving overview of the time period, and the life and accomplishments of the 35th President of the United States. Enlarged police photographs, news footage, and audio tools allow visitors to learn about the tragic events of November 22, 1963.
Dallas chose to honor the memory of President Kennedy by erecting this stately monument. This 30-foot-high, 50-foot-square monument was built in 1970. The open-air structure in the historic West End resembles an ancient tomb. It is the first memorial by famed American architect and Kennedy family friend, Philip Johnson. The monument, built with the help of private donations from the citizens of Dallas, is open 24 hours daily and is lighted at night.